It is my pleasure to present the Office of Sponsored Programs Annual Report for fiscal year 2009. The grants and sponsored awards presented in this report reflect the good work of many people here at ISU. Congratulations go to the faculty, staff, and students who submitted proposals or were awarded in FY 09.
This year, we have chosen to highlight the Noyce Scholars Program, which provides scholarship funds for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors wishing to become K-12 teachers. We have also spotlighted Dr. Allan Albig and his AREA award from the National Institutes of Health. Albig’s grant provides support for graduate and undergraduate student researchers investigating the causes of cancer at the molecular level. These grants benefit the whole university by creating opportunities for talented students to attend ISU, earn wages for their efforts, and fill much needed roles in the workforce of Indiana.
Although grant revenue in FY 09 was down slightly from the previous year, proposal submissions saw an increase of 30% over FY 08 levels. This upsurge in proposal submissions will most certainly lead to higher funding levels in upcoming years as awards are made.
President Bradley has made clear his vision for growth in grant revenue at ISU over the next several years. Increasing grant awards to unprecedented levels is possible, but it will require changes in how we do business at ISU, how workloads are structured, and how grant seeking is incentivized. The staff of OSP is ready to do all we can to make this vision a reality. Let us know how we can help you grow.
Congratulations again to awardees, and to all those who submitted proposals in fiscal year 09. We look forward to working with you in the future.